Mario is a balanced character. SPEED: 2/3 JUMP: 2/3 TRACTION: 2/3
Luigi is an high jumper character. SPEED: 2/3 JUMP: 3/3 TRACTION: 1/3
Peach is a flutter character. She is the easiest character in the game. SPEED: 1/3 JUMP: 2/3 TRACTION: 2/3
Toad is a quick runner character. He's the hardest character in the game. SPEED: 3/3 JUMP: 1/3 TRACTION: 2/3
Rosalina is a character who can do a Star Spin. SPEED: 2/3 JUMP: 2/3 TRACTION: 3/3
Captain Toad is playable only in Captain Toad's Quests. He can't jump SPEED: 1/3 JUMP: 0/3 TRACTION: 3/3
This game feature a lot of power-up, a large part of this is from Super Mario 3D series.
Monkey Mario is the all-new ability of this game. It can do the double jump and can launch bananas to do stumble enemies. You can transforms your character with a Banana Flower
Hammer Mario is an old ability of Mario but it returns in this game. Hammer Mario can launch hammers that can beat a major number of enemies compared fireballs. You can transform your character in Hammer with an Hammer Suit
Cat Toad is a power-up from the wonderful SM3DW. It can climb walls and scratch enemies. You can transform your character in Cat with Cat Bell
Double Mario is another power-up from SM3DW. It's very easy, there are two characters at the same time. You can transform your character in Double with a Double Cherry
Kitsune Luigi is a returning power-up from the funny SM3DL. You can float and attack enemies with your tail. Mario, Peach and Toad become Tanooki, Luigi and Rosalina become Kitsune. You can transform your character with a Super Leaf
Boomerang Mario is a returning character from SM3DL. You can launch boomerangs. You can transform your character with a Boomerang Flower
Fire Peach is the first power-up in Super Mario games. it's from SMB! You can shoot fireballs. You can transform your character in Fire with a Fire Flower
Ice Mario is a power-up from SMG but in this game has NSMBW powers too: you can run on the water and shoot ice balls. You can turn your character in Ice with an Ice Flower. Ice character design in this game is like SMG design
Mega Mario is a very rare power-up from NSMB. You can destroy every thing for a little time. You can transform your character with a Mega Mushroom
At last, Invincible Mario's here! For a short time you can beat every enemies on your way.
Propeller Box Mario is an additional power-up that can do very high jumps. You can get a Propeller Box by some blocks
Cannon Box is another additional power-up. It shoots cannonballs. You can get a Cannon Box by some Blocks
Frog Mario is another power-up from SMB3. He can swim very well. You can transform your character in Frog with a Frog Suit.
White Tanooki Mario is an helping power-up. You have same abilities of Tanooki character but you are, for all level, invincible. You can get this power-up by a White Super Leaf only after 7 defeats in a level
This is the first 3D game with a Fortress, a Castle and a Vehicle (Airship or Train). In the Fortresses there are Boom Boom, Pom Pom or Kamek, in Castles there are new bosses and Bowser Jr., in the Ships there are Koopalings.
Boom Boom is the boss in World 1,2,3 Fortresses. He spins and turns himself invisible.
Pom Pom is the boss in World 4,5,6 Fortresses. She launches boomerangs or ninja stars and multiplies herself
Kamek is the boss in World 7 and 8 Fortresses. He has got larges magic powers.
Flutter is the first boss. You can meet him in World 1 Castle. He flies and attack with seeds.
Mummipokey is the boss of Second World Castle. He shoots Mummyballs and calls Pokey.
King Cheep-Chomp is the third Castle boss. It wants to eat the character and shoots water.
Bubble Cooligan is the fourth Castle boss. It run over the character and makes ice
Gasparo is the fifth Castle boss. He use Banana Flower, Hammer Suit and Fire Flower to beat Mario
Big Bob-Omb is the sixth Castle Boss. He has a tennis racket and with this he launch tennis balls or bombs...
Team Chargin' Chuck is the seventh Castle boss. They attacks like normal Chargin' Chuck but they are 10 at the same time
Bowser Jr. is the eighth Castle boss. He has a Clown Koopa Car, his Magic Brush and an Hammer-bot.
Iggy Koopa is the first Koopaling. He jumps and shoot with his Magic Rod.
Lemmy Koopa is the second Koopaling in this game. He launches bombs and bounces with his ball
Lerry Koopa is the third Koopaling. He shoots with his Magic Rod and hides himself in blocks
Morton Koopa Jr. is the fourth Koopaling. He punches the character and do Ground Pounds
Roy Koopa is the fifth Koopaling. He shoots Bullet Bills and does Ground Pounds.
Wendy O' Koopa is the sixth Koopaling. She runs away but during the run attacks the heroes with Magic Rings and many other attacks
Ludwig Von Koopa is the last and strongest Koopaling. He shoots fireballs, Magic Orbs, does Ground Pound and Flutter Jumps.
Bowser is the boss of the Train of World 8. It shoots fireballs, runs and jumps.
Bowser and Baby Bowser (his young version) are final bosses in the game. Bowser is on his car but shortly after he jumps over and combat like his first fight. Then he becomes Baby and runs very fast. Finally Bowser returns adult and pursuit the heroes.